Michael Cole's latest kayfabe sit down interview with Triple H is now online. Below are the highlights:
Cole opened by asking Triple H about Seth Rollins Curb Stomping Randy Orton to end Raw. Triple H talked about everyone dealing with pressure in a different way and talked about the life-changing experience that is Hell in a Cell. He said it's all been put behind them.
Regarding the Rusev/soldier skit, Triple H cautioned "any member of the WWE Universe" is just a spectator and not to get involved in anyway. Rusev will be dealt with internally but he wouldn't want to step inside the ring with an angry 450-pound giant with a Knockout Punch. Hunter highlighted Big Show's passion for US troops and questioned if Show can control that passion because Rusev will be waiting for him to make a mistake. If he does, it won't be pretty.
Cole talked about Triple H and The Undertaker having 6 HIAC victories each. Asked about his HIAC match against Cactus Jack for his career, Hunter talked about HIAC being life-changing. He said it does something to you inside there. He said his first one, Seth Rollins, he can sympathize going in there with a crazy man. No boundaries or acknowledgment of what pain is. Triple H talked about ending Cactus Jack's career that night and how Jack was carried out when he walked out.
Triple H talked about his HIAC bout with Shawn Michaels. He said great friends but arguably better enemies. Hunter said you really don't win HIAC, you survive HIAC. The goal is to get in and get out as quick as you can.
About teaming with HBK to face Big Show, Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon. Cole said there was a funny moment. Hunter talked about how Vince's head was buried in Big Show's butt. Triple H talked about Vince being his father-in-law.
Cole talked about one of his favorites, Triple H vs. Undertaker in HIAC at Wrestlemania. Triple H said it was one of the most memorable matches of his career. He said he has more respect for Undertaker than anyone in the business. Hunter said it was one of his favorite matches of his career but neither of them walked out of that match the same.
Triple H said HIAC changes your life and it changes a man. Cole plugged all the HIAC matches being available on the WWE Network for only $9.99. Triple H said that is a bargain.
Cole asked Hunter what he would tell Dean Ambrose or Rollins going into their first HIAC match. He said Seth has asked him what to expect. Hunter said there is nothing to tell them and neither one of them can imagine what they're about to go through this Sunday in HIAC. He ended with, they can't imagine it.
You can watch this week's interview at this link.